Parents Lagging with Back-to-School Shopping

| MCM Staff

The National Retail Federation reported that only 13 of parents have completed all their shopping while 23% had not started at all. See what other trends are expected this back-to-school season.

Retailers Welcome New Online Sales Tax Push

| Daniela Forte

The proposed Marketplace Fairness Act, which allows states to collect tax from out-of-state online sellers even if they don’t have a physical presence there, was recently reintroduced in the Senate. The effort is being lauded by the National Retail Federation, which represents many brick-and-mortar companies. See what the new measure calls for and how it would impact retailers.